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State officials say it's too soon to tell if Stay Home order is slowing spread

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State medical officials say it’s too soon to tell if Governor Whitmer’s ‘stay-at-home’ order is slowing the spread of the Coronavirus in Michigan.

Speaking at a news conference this morning (Thur)… Chief Medical Executive…Dr. Joneigh Khaldun says it will take some time before the state will know when infections have peaked…but experts are working out the statistics…

“We’re probably a few weeks out from meeting that apex…but again it all depends on what everyone does. If we do appropriate social distancing and people listen to the Governor’s executive orders we will be able to flatten that curve. So we will be working with our partners to get better models as far as what that’s going to look like for Michigan.”

Dr. Khaldun says because there has been a dramatic increase in patients at Metro Detroit hospitals…the state is working with hospitals outside of southeast Michigan to take some of the overflow patients.